We have compiled this site for international users who are interested in the dual system of vocational education and training (VET) in Germany, which has recently been emulated by countries across Europe..
KAUSA Tips for immigrant parents. Vocational education and training in Germany
This brochure informs immigrant parents about vocational education and training in Germany, and particular support for young people from immigrant families. It is published by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and available in many languages.
document from: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
The Dual System of Vocational Training in Germany:
The brochure, published by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, informs about the system of dual vocation and training that is well established in Germany, combining company-based training with vocational education at school.
The German VET system
The site offers information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system. It links up to sites users can visit to learn about the recognition of qualifications.
Basic information about (dual) VET in Germany, legal framework
Dual vocational training - a recipe for success
The website by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy informs about the system of vocational training aand recognition of skills in Germany, with a special focus on migrants, refugees, disabled trainees.
document from: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
The engine of dual VET: cooperation of stakeholders from business, government and society
The presentation focuses on the joint responsibility of stakeholders in shaping the VET system in Germany and assuring its quality.
Vocational education and training in Germany: Short description
This overview of vocational education and training in Germany was compiled by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in cooperation with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). With its description of the most important aspects of the German system, this publication
provides an overview of vocational education and training in Germany.
German dual system Basic VET information
A compilation of web resources from official institutions that are available in other languages, e.g. English, Chinese, Arabic. The focus of these publications is placed on basic information on the German VET system.
Vocational Education and Training: An Overview
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training edited this comprehensive publication on the structure and legal framework of vocational and continuing education and training in Germany. It names actors (policy and administration bodies, types of vocational school and the federal system) and new developments. The dual system of vocational education and training is characterised, and definitions are [...]
Skills Forecast Germany 2018
Infographics and statistical details concerning skills a supply and demand for professional sectors in Germany as of 2018, ascertained by Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.
Training regulations and how they come about (brochure)
This brochure provides information on a unique procedure for the development of training regulations. The arrangements form the basis for initial training in the dual system, in which many young people in Germany begin their vocational qualification. This procedure has the great advantage that its results are fully accepted by training practice. It involves those affected employers organisations for the [...]
A Skills Beyond School Review of Germany.
This report examines vocational education and training programs in Germany including how they are changing, how they are funded, how they are linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions can be engaged. Strengths, weaknesses and challenges are addressed. (DIPF/Orig.)
Federal Report on Vocational Education 2021
The report for 2021 takes stock of education and training in 2020, the situation of VET with respect to structure and development, professions outside the dual VET system, training in the field of healthcare and social care, public service, integration of immigrants, transition to the labour market, upscaling qualifications.
document from: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Vet Data Report website
The website presents downloadable facts and Analyses accompanying the Federal Report on Vocational Education and Training - selected findings, from the Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training(BIBB).
European Patterns of Successful Practice in Vocational Education and Training
This report on European Patterns of Successful Practice in Vocational Education and Training (VET) was developed as a result of a coherent and comprehensive analysis of 28 VET practices, examined in the course of the Vocational Education and Training: Policy and Practice in the field of Special Needs Education project. The report identifies similarities and differences in successful VET examples and provides [...]
VET in Europe - Country Report Germany
This report on the situation of vocational education and training as well as continuing education in Germany was produced by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), on behalf of the European Centre for Development in VET. Drawing on official statistics and indicators, it presents a contemporary account of VET in Germany and its role in economic crisis.
Attractiveness of vocational education. BWP on the dual system of VET and its benefits.
Dual vocational education and training is regarded internationally as an extremely successful training model. Just what makes the system so attractive and how can it be further fostered? The papers in the Vocational Training in Research and Practice (BWP) address this question from a range of different angles.
Chances of progressing to dual vocational education and training and training success of young migrants (BIBB Report 5/2014)
It has long since been known that young migrants in Germany experience particular difficulties in progressing from school to vocational education and training. Their chances of obtaining a training place within the dual system of vocational education and training are significantly worse than those of young people not from a migrant background. The report undertakes a differentiated comparison of the transition [...]